publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Adult ADHD : the effects of hookah pipe smoking on attention and concentration in young adults with ADHD symptomatology

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  • Published: 09 Jul 2012
  • Country: South Africa
Abstract
M.A. Literature indicates that childhood ADHD has received considerable attention and recognition in today’s society and is effectively represented in the DSM. In comparison, there is still much controversy surrounding ADHD in adults (aADHD), despite the fact that almost 50 to 70% of people diagnosed with childhood ADHD continue to manifest symptoms in adulthood. Research indicates that aADHD manifests differently to childhood ADHD, in that the core symptom is inattention and not hyperactivity. Research also indicates that there is a high comorbidity between aADHD and substance dependence, including nicotine dependence. It is hypothesized that these individuals ...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Hookah pipe smoking, Nicotine - Physiological effects, Attention-deficit disorder in adults
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